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Nightmare at 20 Feet Zombies Achievement Guide – Die Maschine Black Ops Cold War

Aside from the in-game tasks and Easter Eggs, players can test their skills in a different way, earning trophies.

This article will show you the best method on how to earn the "Death at 20 Feet" trophy on Die Maschine for Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

Earning Nightmare at 20 Feet Trophy

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Nightmare at 20 Feet Trophy (PS4)

Nightmare at 20 Feet is a hidden silver trophy on Playstation and a hidden 30 Gamerscore achievement on Xbox.

To unlock this trophy, the player has to kill 100 zombies while staying on top of the plane wing.

The plane wing is located right next to Juggernog at the crash site, you can't miss it.


There are a couple different things you can do to earn this trophy. Each of these strategies work well and the player should have no problems surviving on top of the plane wing.

Before you do any of these strategies, it is highly recommended to purchase as many tiers of armor as possible, and upgrading your weapon rarity at the arsenal before you go to the plane wing.

This way, the player can withstand more hits from all types of enemies and output more damage.

It is also recommended to start either of these strategies on as early of a round as possible so you do not get swarmed by larger hordes of zombies on higher rounds.

Depending on how much salvage you have, you can also purchase scorestreaks and other equipment such as stimshots and semtex grenades before you go to the plane wing to help you as well.

Keep in mind when sitting at the plane wing, zombies can jump behind you and flank you. You must be diligent!

1. D.I.E. Shockwave Strategy

D.I.E. Shockwave at the plane wing on DIe Maschine Black Ops Cold War Zombies
D.I.E. Shockwave on the plane wing

The first and best strategy I recommend is using the wonder weapon on Die Maschine, the D.I.E. Shockwave. This powerful electro-cannon can take down a crowd of zombies instantaneously with one shot.

You can easily obtain the D.I.E. Shockwave at any point in your game. Check out our guide on how to acquire one:

Once you have acquired the D.I.E. Shockwave, head to the plane wing.

All you have to do is continue to shoot the weapon at oncoming zombies. If you are starting to run out of ammo, you can always use the secondary ability this weapon possess, absorbing energy from zombies to refill the ammo supply.

You will most likely have a Megaton mini boss spawn in while attempting to get this trophy, but do not worry, the D.I.E. Shockwave can take him out quickly.

2. Gallo SA12 Strategy

Gallo SA12 on Die Maschine Black Ops Cold War Zombies
Gallo SA12 on the plane wing

If for some reason you do not feel like using the wonder weapon, the next best thing is the Gallo SA12.

This shotgun is widely regarded as the best weapon in the game that is not a wonder weapon.

You can purchase a rare rarity Gallo SA12 right next to the plane wing at the crash site for 2000 points.

Similar to the D.I.E. Shockwave strategy, camp up at the top of the wing and take down any and all enemies that come your way.

If you are going to use this particular strategy, I would recommend not even turning on the power, and to do this on as low a round as possible. This way, the Megaton won't spawn in until round 15, and you will definitely earn 100 kills before then.

The Gallo will carry you to 100 kills in no time, and it's rare blue rarity means that it will efficiently kill all enemies.


Both of these strategies are easy ways to earn this trophy on Die Maschine. Whether using the wonder weapon or the Gallo SA12 is your style, once you have accumulated 100 kills, your silver hidden trophy will unlock.

Good luck everyone!

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